Orlando shooting: JK Rowling pays tribute to victim who was Harry Potter ride attendant

FP Staff

Jun 15, 2016 15:19:38 IST

JK Rowling was one of the many celebrities who mourned for the victims of the Orlando shooting that killed 49 people and injured 53.

The Harry Potter writer shared a special connection with one of the victims: Luis S Vielma was a ride attendant and attractions operator at the Harry Potter and Forbidden Journey ride inside Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure theme park.

Luis was also an avid Harry Potter fan. JK Rowling tweeted this photo of him wearing the Hogwarts vest and said: "Luis Vielma worked on the Harry Potter ride at Universal. He was 22 years old. I can't stop crying. #Orlando."

The theme park's president and COO, Bill Davis, also released a statement regarding the loss of Vielma.

Vielma was not gay, but that didn't matter when the loud music started blaring at Pulse on that Saturday night. He was just a young person out to have fun with his friends. His friends and family took to social media to pay a tribute to him:

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Updated Date: Jun 15, 2016 15:19:38 IST